Streetdance is child’s play

STREETDANCE St George's School pupils at the event.  Picture: Paul Jacobs (110861-3)
STREETDANCE St George's School pupils at the event. Picture: Paul Jacobs (110861-3)
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BREAKDANCING and cartwheels were just some of the moves on show when more than 200 primary schoolchildren took part in a streetdance competition.

Held at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth, teams of seven to nine-year-olds from schools across the city wowed judges with their moves.

They had all spent 10 weeks training with the University of Portsmouth’s Up for Sport team. Competition winners Corpus Christi performed a two-minute set to the sounds of contemporary hip-hop.

Riley Copp, nine, said: ‘It was fun. I’m pleased we won as we’ve been practising really hard.’

Dancer Naddi Dekker, seven, added: ‘My mum was in the audience shouting “Go on Naddi” which gave me a lot of confidence. I was scared at first but enjoyed myself. I’d like to be a professional dancer.’